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Chicago White Sox: Make or Break Season for Robin Ventura

If there is anyone on the hot seat headed into the 2016 season its Chicago White Sox manager Robin Ventura. Since Ventura was named manager before the 2012 the Sox have had exactly one winning season and that was in Ventura’s first season. 2016 is the last season on Ventura’s current contract and if he wants any chance of being extended the Sox will need to improve significantly...
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Robin Ventura not worried his contract status with the White Sox

After back-to-back fourth place finishes in the AL Central, Chicago White Sox manager Robin Ventura could be coaching for his job in 2016.But that doesn't seem to faze him.In speaking with CBS Chicago at SoxFest, Ventura talked about being in the final year of his contract and how that affects him.“Regardless of outside pressures you want your team to win,” the manager said....
Via Fox Sports
7 days ago  |  Discuss

White Sox eye AL Central, not Cubs, as their competition

CHICAGO (AP) To Chicago White Sox general manager Rick Hahn, his team's main competition comes from all across the AL Central, not across town from the Cubs. Hahn and manager Robin Ventura kept touting the club's offseason moves, especially the acquisition of slugging third baseman Todd Frazier and second baseman Brett Lawrie, on Saturday at the White Sox fan convention. The...
Via Associated Press
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Ventura heading into final year of contract with White Sox

CHICAGO (AP) White Sox manager Robin Ventura is entering the final year of his contract. He is looking for his first playoff appearance since he took over, and general manager Rick Hahn thinks his team should contend in the tough AL Central. For the 48-year-old Ventura, it's just business as usual. The former major league infielder brushed aside any talk of added pressure on the...
Via Associated Press
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Texas AG declares DFS Illegal Citing Nolan Ryan Punching Robin Ventura

Texas has joined New York on the list of states that consider daily fantasy illegal. Texas attorney general Ken Paxton ruled Tuesday that the daily betting games made popular by Fan Duel and DraftKings involve significant elements of chance, not just skill, are therefore constitute gambling. From ESPN: “It’s my duty as Attorney General to look to the law, as passed by the people’s...
Via The Comeback
19 days ago  |  Discuss

White Sox and Ventura: Keep Him or Dump Him?

There is no denying that the Chicago White Sox are off to a slow start. They are the worst team in the American League and in last place in the AL Central, a division in which many felt they would compete for the title. By no strange coincidence, Robin Ventura is on the hot seat, as rumblings of him being fired have been started. Yes,Robin Ventura should be on the hot seat. Tactical...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
May 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Chicago White Sox rumors: third base options

Chicago White Sox fans had very little to be thankful for this past Thanksgiving as two potential third base options, Pablo Sandoval and Hanley Ramirez, were both signed by an aggressive Boston Red Sox team that appears determined to make the playoffs in 2015. While it is unclear whether the White Sox would ever have been able to sign either player, the team must now refocus...
December 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Robin Ventura’s Grand Night #TBT

On September 4th 1995, Robin Ventura did something that only eight other players had done in MLB history. The lefty jacked two grand slams in the same game against the Texas Rangers in back to back innings. The current White Sox manager was no stranger to the Grand Slam as he hit 18 in his career which currently has his tied for 5th all-time. This is a rare feat which has only...
Via Sports Mockery
September 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Robin Ventura gets his money’s worth during ejection (Video)

Robin Ventura was ejected from Wednesday’s 7-1 loss to the Giants after a call at the plate was overturned, leading him to throw a classic manager’s fit. The White Sox were up 1-0 in the bottom of the 7th when Joe Panik was batting with men on the corners and one out and grounded into […]
Via Larry Brown Sports
August 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Chicago White Sox: Rebuilding with Robin Ventura

In the 2013 season, the Chicago White Sox lost 22 more games than they had the previous season. It was a frustrating season: the hitters weren’t hitting, the fielders weren’t fielding, and the bullpen was blowing games. Adding to the disappointment, the 2013 team wasn’t that different from the 2012 team that had been in first place for most of the season. There were high expectations...
February 02, 2014  |  Discuss

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